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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: George I. Stegeman
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2005
  • pp: 2115–2120

Cavity-enhanced single-frequency synthesis via difference-frequency generation of mode-locked pulse trains

Gabriele Ferrari and Iacopo Carusotto  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 22, Issue 10, pp. 2115-2120 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.22.002115


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Abstract

We show how to synthesize a cw, single-frequency optical field from the frequency-dispersed, pulsed field of a mode-locked laser. This process, which relies on difference-frequency generation in an optical cavity, is efficient and can be considered as an optical rectification. Quantitative estimates for the output power and amplitude noise properties of a realistic system are given. Possible applications to optical frequency synthesis and optical metrology are discussed.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.4570) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical design of instruments
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Citation
Gabriele Ferrari and Iacopo Carusotto, "Cavity-enhanced single-frequency synthesis via difference-frequency generation of mode-locked pulse trains," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 22, 2115-2120 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-22-10-2115

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